In addition to the general academic program, a number of events will also take place as part of the EASR 2019 conference. All registered participants are invited to participate in these events.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 14:30-15:30 – Ülikooli 18, Assembly Hall

After registration, the conference will begin with the Opening Event, taking place in the Assembly Hall of the main building of the University of Tartu. The event will be immediately followed by the keynote lecture of Michael Stausberg.

Main Building I floor

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 19:00-21:00 – Turu 2, Dorpat Conference Centre at the Tasku Centre (No 4 on map)

Following the short academic program of the first day of the conference, everybody is invited to attend the Welcoming Reception to have an opportunity to relax with your colleagues in a more casual setting. Drinks and food will be served. Registration for the conference includes free entry to the Welcome Reception. This event will be held at Dorpat Conference Centre, located on the 4th floor of the adjoining Tasku Centre (Turu 2) offering a stunning view over Tartu.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 18:15-20:00 – Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre

This roundtable is intended as a general discussion forum about publishing in the context of the study of religion. It is particularly intended for PhD students and early career scholars who will have a chance to learn more about the publishing world and ask experienced editors as well as successful young scholars about issues related to publishing as such. The roundtable panellists will thus include two distinguished journal editors, two editors from well-known publishers and two young scholars of religion:

  • Michael Stausberg (editor of “Religion” and two book series about religion)
  • Gregory D. Alles (editor of “Numen”)
  • Joshua Wells (Routledge)
  • Valerie Hall (Equinox)
  • Jenny Butler (University College Cork)
  • James White (University of Tartu)

The panel will be chaired by Suzanne Owen (Leeds Trinity University)

Philosophicum II floor
Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 13:00-14:30 – Ülikooli 20, University Cafe restaurant and other places
This special event offers all young scholars a chance to have a private lunch with a distinguished scholar of religion. The event takes place during regular lunch time on the third day of the conference at the University Cafe restaurant. Its participants will have a chance to discuss aspects of research and academic life in more depth with established researchers in a similar field of study.
One needs to apply to participate in this event.
For more information, see here.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

On the afternoon of the third day of the conference, we offer everybody a chance to choose between a number of different cultural activities. These enable you to know Tartu as well as its surroundings better. For more information about these events, please see the page devoted to the cultural activities.

NB! These events require pre-registration as part of your general registration and most of them are for an additional fee.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 19:00-21:00 – Gunpowder Cellar restaurant (No 5 on map)

The Dinner takes place in the evening of the third day of the conference. This will take place at the Gunpowder Cellar restaurant nearby the conference venue. The unique setting of this restaurant will offer a chance to enjoy excellent food and wine, while discussing and debating intriguing topics with your colleagues. For a glimpse of the restaurant, see: 

NB! This event is for an additional fee and you need to be registered to this event as part of your general registration.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 21:00 – The Genialistide Klubi (No 6 on map)

Following the dinner, the evening will conclude with the dance party. For this we have reserved the Genialistide Klubi nightclub in the centre of Tartu. This is one of the more popular places to party for the students in Tartu and for this one evening, all the participants of the conference will also have a chance to get a taste of it! This event is open to all registered participants of the conference and does not require any additional registration.

Roundtable: Funding Opportunities in Religious Studies
Friday, 28 June 2019 at 18:15-19:45, Jakobi 2 Lecture Theatre.
This roundtable is intended as a meeting point for scholars interested in funding opportunities in a wider learning environment within the research area of the study of religion, with a special focus on the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The MSCA is one of the most relevant opportunities for all stages of a researchers’ career that focuses on training and mobility and aims to connect young and senior researchers and resources and perspectives within the humanities. This event is particularly intended for potential fellows and supervisors who are interested in creating networking opportunities among scholars of the EASR, but former and ongoing fellows and supervisors are invited to intervene and share their experience from successful applications and talk about their projects. 

The roundtable will be chaired by Alessandro Saggioro (Sapienza University) & Marianna Ferrara (Sapienza University and Ruhr University Bochum).

Expressions of interest are welcome:
Philosophicum II floor

Saturday, 29 June 2019 at 16:15-17:00 – Ülikooli 18, Assembly Hall

The conference will conclude in the same place as it began – in the main Assembly Hall of the main building of the University of Tartu. Here we hope to share some final thoughts and impressions of the conference and look ahead towards future conferences.

Main Building I floor